Merson: Arsenal Have Become Everton

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Paul Merson believes Arsenal’s regression will take a while to be corrected, as he believes it will be a four-year project, with multiple manager changes and £500 million getting spent.

The former Arsenal star is one of those to have expressed concern at the current state of the club, as the Gunners slipped out of the elite.

Merson knows it will be a long road for the club back to the top, if a change in the dugout is made.

“Arsenal are a million miles away,” the ex-England international told Sky Sports.

“This is a four-year project now, a four-year project and about £500m to get anywhere near back to where they were.”

Merson added: “You’re going to get a Man United situation when Sir Alex Ferguson left.

“The next manager will come in, it won’t work out, they’ll get rid of him within a year. Then another manager will come in.

“Things can’t get any worse to be honest. They’re sixth and that’s where they’re going to be.

 

“Surely it couldn’t get worse than that. I look at the other teams and no one is going to catch them, I don’t see anybody else coming above Arsenal in sixth.

“But this is Arsenal Football Club and they’re becoming an also-run, an also-run.

“They’re Everton, they’re Everton. We’ve had this with Everton for the last 15 years.

“They’re the next best team out of the top six, they’re not going to get any better, and this is what’s happening with Arsenal.”

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Merson: Arsenal Have Become Everton

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Paul Merson believes Arsenal’s regression will take a while to be corrected, as he believes it will be a four-year project, with multiple manager changes and £500 million getting spent.

The former Arsenal star is one of those to have expressed concern at the current state of the club, as the Gunners slipped out of the elite.

Merson knows it will be a long road for the club back to the top, if a change in the dugout is made.

“Arsenal are a million miles away,” the ex-England international told Sky Sports.

“This is a four-year project now, a four-year project and about £500m to get anywhere near back to where they were.”

Merson added: “You’re going to get a Man United situation when Sir Alex Ferguson left.

“The next manager will come in, it won’t work out, they’ll get rid of him within a year. Then another manager will come in.

“Things can’t get any worse to be honest. They’re sixth and that’s where they’re going to be.

 

“Surely it couldn’t get worse than that. I look at the other teams and no one is going to catch them, I don’t see anybody else coming above Arsenal in sixth.

“But this is Arsenal Football Club and they’re becoming an also-run, an also-run.

“They’re Everton, they’re Everton. We’ve had this with Everton for the last 15 years.

“They’re the next best team out of the top six, they’re not going to get any better, and this is what’s happening with Arsenal.”

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FRSC To Soon Begin ‘Operation Show Your Driving Licence’ In Lagos

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The Lagos State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Hyginus Omeje, has disclosed that the command would soon embark on ‘Operation Show Your Driving Licence’ in the state.

Omeje stated this on Saturday, March 3, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Data Capturing! FRSC Issues New Directive For Driver’s License Renewal

He urged the owners of the licences to collect them. He added that the corps would embark on the mission across all units of the command.

The FRSC boss said: “We are embarking on this assignment so that motorists will come to our office to collect their driving’ licences.

“We have no backlog of new driving licences in Lagos State.

“There are 56,767 licences yet to be collected by their owners.

“We have sent SMS to their owners that their licences are ready for collection but they ignored responding to our messages.’’

Omeje frowned at the attitude of some road users driving without valid licences saying that such licences remained the only certification to drive on the road.

According to him, the fine for driving without a valid licence is N10,000 and the offender must produce the licence within 24 hours.

Omeje said that if after 24 hours such offender could not produce a valid licence, the vehicle of such offender would be impounded.

He said that in such situation, it would be assumed that the driver was not licensed to drive.

Omeje said that the corps was not interested in the fines or depriving anyone the comfort of his vehicle, but advised motorists to do the right thing and be safety conscious.

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FRSC To Soon Begin ‘Operation Show Your Driving Licence’ In Lagos

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The Lagos State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Hyginus Omeje, has disclosed that the command would soon embark on ‘Operation Show Your Driving Licence’ in the state.

Omeje stated this on Saturday, March 3, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Data Capturing! FRSC Issues New Directive For Driver’s License Renewal

He urged the owners of the licences to collect them. He added that the corps would embark on the mission across all units of the command.

The FRSC boss said: “We are embarking on this assignment so that motorists will come to our office to collect their driving’ licences.

“We have no backlog of new driving licences in Lagos State.

“There are 56,767 licences yet to be collected by their owners.

“We have sent SMS to their owners that their licences are ready for collection but they ignored responding to our messages.’’

Omeje frowned at the attitude of some road users driving without valid licences saying that such licences remained the only certification to drive on the road.

According to him, the fine for driving without a valid licence is N10,000 and the offender must produce the licence within 24 hours.

Omeje said that if after 24 hours such offender could not produce a valid licence, the vehicle of such offender would be impounded.

He said that in such situation, it would be assumed that the driver was not licensed to drive.

Omeje said that the corps was not interested in the fines or depriving anyone the comfort of his vehicle, but advised motorists to do the right thing and be safety conscious.

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Finally, Nigerian Bayode Sets New Guinness Record In ‘Longest Marathon Reading Aloud’

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A Nigerian man, Treasure Olawunmi Bayode, has set a new Guinness Record in the “Longest Marathon Reading Aloud” Category.

Bayode, father of three kids, clocked 120 hours at 15.30 on Saturday, March 3, at the YouRead Library Yaba in Lagos, beating the previous record set by Nepali Deepak Sharma Bajagain.

Bayo, who started the proceedings at 1:30pm on Monday reading Carnivorous City by Toni Kan, revealed that he took the initiative for the youths; to remind them that education is the bedrock of development.

“I have always loved to read good materials right from when I was in secondary school.,” he had wrote on Twitter.

“I am doing this for the culture! For the reading culture. I am doing this for the youths; to remind them that education is the bedrock of development.

“I am doing this for Nigeria – for the world know we’re a great nation – and yes, we do have libraries!”

Before now, the longest marathon reading aloud was 113 hours 15 minutes achieved by Deepak Sharma Bajagain (Nepal) at the Tudikhel Ground, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Bajagain’s book reading began on September 19 and ended on September 24, 2008.

He recited 17 different books from 13 authors during his record attempt.

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Finally, Nigerian Bayode Sets New Guinness Record In ‘Longest Marathon Reading Aloud’

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A Nigerian man, Treasure Olawunmi Bayode, has set a new Guinness Record in the “Longest Marathon Reading Aloud” Category.

Bayode, father of three kids, clocked 120 hours at 15.30 on Saturday, March 3, at the YouRead Library Yaba in Lagos, beating the previous record set by Nepali Deepak Sharma Bajagain.

Bayo, who started the proceedings at 1:30pm on Monday reading Carnivorous City by Toni Kan, revealed that he took the initiative for the youths; to remind them that education is the bedrock of development.

“I have always loved to read good materials right from when I was in secondary school.,” he had wrote on Twitter.

“I am doing this for the culture! For the reading culture. I am doing this for the youths; to remind them that education is the bedrock of development.

“I am doing this for Nigeria – for the world know we’re a great nation – and yes, we do have libraries!”

Before now, the longest marathon reading aloud was 113 hours 15 minutes achieved by Deepak Sharma Bajagain (Nepal) at the Tudikhel Ground, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Bajagain’s book reading began on September 19 and ended on September 24, 2008.

He recited 17 different books from 13 authors during his record attempt.

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Black Panther And The Debt We Owe Black Americans

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Black Panther And The Debt We Owe Black Americans, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

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Customers swarmed Exotique, a boutique store in downtown Durham, North Carolina, last week. Exotique, owned by my friend Lola and her husband, sells beautiful African textiles, dresses, jewelry, art and other products from the continent. Lola’s husband is a senior anesthesiologist at the Duke University School of Medicine who travels all over Africa on medical missions, also bringing back gorgeous products for their store. Lola and her husband are alums of the University of Ibadan where she trained as a physical therapist, and he, as a doctor, in the great University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

This piece was written by Bunmi Fatoye-Matory. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

Exotique is a labour of love for the couple, their effort to establish an African presence in Durham. There is no better place to do commerce than downtown Durham, which is currently undergoing a renaissance with property value going up exponentially. The customers, all African-Americans, were in Exotique on this day to buy African outfits to celebrate the opening of Black Panther, an Afro-futuristic super-hero film based on the Marvel comics. They wanted to pay homage to Africa. With a black production team and a mostly black cast, a first in the movie industry here, this excellent film has now generated $700 million worldwide, and is projected to hit the elusive stratospheric billion-dollar mark soon, leaving competitors in the dust.

The Black Panther film is set in a fictitious African Kingdom called Wakanda. It is a wealthy, independent, and self-sufficient kingdom, where beautiful dark-skinned female warriors fiercely defend the kingdom, and the princess is a geek who creates the most awesome technology to power the kingdom, using their natural resource, Vibranium, not found anywhere else in the world. In this movie, African-Americans imagine Africa as a place of prosperity, a continent that could thrive through technological ingenuity, using its natural resources. They imagine Africa as a continent that engages the rest of the world on its own terms, and not a place to be plundered for its human and natural resources to develop other people’s lands. The young African-American director, Ryan Coogler, and the costume designer, Ruth Carter, Hollywood veterans, said they traveled around the continent and found inspiration in so many cultures in making this intelligent and awe-inspiring movie.

While African-Americans have this global vision of black life, many African immigrants in their thinking and assumptions, show a surprisingly lack of “wokeness”, a lack of social and political consciousness, about the relationship between Africans and African-Americans, and their collective position on the global stage. They do not seem to be aware of the huge debt we owe to African-Americans for our very presence in the United States, and for the environment they helped create for us to thrive and prosper. According to the U.S. Census, African immigrants are the most educated immigrant group in the United States.

Nigerians, especially, hold more advanced degrees than white Americans and, at four percent, hold more Ph.Ds in comparison to the one percent in the general U.S. population. None of this is surprising, giving the huge investment of Nigeria in education during the oil boom era. Nigeria expanded educational opportunities for many generations of Nigerians, with free education for people who studied at home and abroad. Even before the oil boom, the passion for education was so high in many parts of the country that people were willing to go to the ends of the earth to seek opportunities, the Golden Fleece, they called it in those days. Secondly, people who migrate are self-selected. Immigrants, according to research studies, are found to be some of the most driven people in the societies that they live in; and are hardly the norm. American immigration policy deliberated targeted the most skilled and educated in our societies. Also, the continent is so far to the United States that it takes considerable efforts and financial resources to emigrate, which many poor and uneducated people can simply not afford. Comparing these selected immigrants to the general African-American population is fraudulent. As clichés go, it’s like comparing apples and oranges.

In spite of this very high level of education, many Nigerian immigrants are uninformed about the history of their host country, why things are the way they are, the epic battle fought by African-Americans, whose ancestors were brought to the U.S. as enslaved people, and whose unpaid labour and skills, for centuries created the wealth that powered the industrialisation of this great country. Without this free African labour of ten generations, we won’t have the prosperous and powerful America we have today. After slavery was abolished, African-Americans in the milieu of Jim Crow laws (like Apartheid South Africa) came under extreme oppression, discrimination and physical violence by white people who established a racial caste that intended to see black America live in poverty and servitude in perpetuity. But these mighty people pushed back and fought for their rights and humanity. All legal and extra-legal structures were put in place to ensure that the humanity of black Americans was thoroughly subjugated: they could not own property, they could not vote, they could not live wherever they liked, there was violence perpetrated on their communities by racist police officers and some white citizens. In short, all rights and privileges given to white America were denied them, and they had no recourse to the Courts to seek redress. Until the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the eloquent leader of the Movement, but it was the work of thousands of African-Americans; men, women, and children who put their lives and livelihoods on the line, and who organised and challenge the inhumane system. Many paid dearly with their lives, but the freedom and opportunities gained after this struggle is what we (including other non-white immigrant groups) enjoy today. Their struggle led to the 1965 immigration policy, which opened the doors to Africans, Asians, and Middle-Easterners, to emigrate and contribute to the growth of the United States. Before this, the immigration policy only favoured European immigrants.

You would think African immigrants, more than any other group, would appreciate this important historical fact and be grateful to black Americans, but instead I see a lot we-are-better-than-them chest-thumping, willfully ignoring the monumental achievements of black Americans in medicine, law, the academia, literature, science, technology, arts, and sports. Their musical and linguistic culture is emulated all over the world. Their organising and political strategies are borrowed by other groups to agitate for rights and opportunities. The Women’s Movement in the United States, which opened the doors of opportunity for American women who are now leaders in every sphere, replicated the strategies of the Civil Rights Movement, invented by black people. Latin American immigrants, fighting for their rights, are also using the template from the Civil Rights Movement. Black Americans continue to bring glory to the United States in international sports competition. Even at the height of violent oppression in the United States in the 1930s, when a lesser people would have been completely paralysed, Jesse Owens, a black American, became the fastest man on earth in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, effectively destroying Hitler’s Nazi Aryan superiority ideology. The disciplined body of Jesse Owens did the work, but it was his clear vision and that of his community that showed a people who are unbowed by the injustices heaped on them. Hitler, humiliated by the fact staring him in the face, refused to shake Owens’ hand, as was due the fastest runner in the Olympics. Black America continues to produce excellent and brave people like this, unsung achievers and heroes, whose accomplishments are ignored or outright stolen to make others wealthy.

Many African immigrants succumb to the American ideology of casting black Americans as the “other”, a very unthinking and sad situation. Nigerian immigrants, especially, call them “akata”, a slur that is just as ugly as the “N” word, assuming the worst of characteristics about them. There is no doubt that some African-American communities are distressed and crime-ridden because of centuries of segregation and deprivation. But that is not the whole story of African-American life. I learnt, as a doctoral student in public policy, that for centuries every policy regarding all areas of life in the United States was crafted to exclude black Americans. If the competition was fair, even after slavery, African-Americans would be just as prosperous as white Americans today. We arrive in the United States to see the media representations of Africa as a place of corruption, wars, disease, famine and all human disasters. We chaff at these images, knowing that they are not true, and do not represent all of our realities. Those fleeing wars and disasters are miniscule in comparison to the general African immigrant population, but these are the images shown to the world routinely about our continent, either on television, film, or in print. We could process this as a form of media bias but we could not see that the same is being done to African-Americans; that the images we see constantly of the criminal element among them hardly represent most of black America. It is a construction.

There are a number of reasons why many African immigrants resort to this sort of thinking. On arriving in the United States, we experience the shock of being racialised. We suddenly encounter the oddity of our skin colour being the most salient factor in our identity. Our blackness which has been non-existent before emigrating becomes the only thing that matters to others, and blackness has been constructed in the most negative and destructive ways in the United States for centuries. To dissociate ourselves from the discrimination and maltreatment suffered by African-Americans, we join the band-wagon to badmouth and think less of them. It is short-sighted and self-defeating. In the global world constructed by Western imperialism for the last five hundred years, we have all been tribalised. What is Racism but Tribalism, with skin colour as the defining factor? The fact is that black people wherever we are in the world are joined at the hips. Even though it’s not of our own making, we have become a Tribe, the Black Tribe.

We owe African-American gratitude and respect for their courage, persistence, and ingenuity. We can show this by stop calling them derogatory names, and by acknowledging the hard work they did to make our emigration to the United States possible. Maybe we can repay this by creating a livable and prosperous Nigeria, a place of refuge and pride for them and us. Black Panther shows the depth, courage, artistry and sophistication of the African-Americans behind this movie. It shows the admirable wokeness of a people who could see large visions of black global life, who see Africa as a place of worth, beauty, power, and wisdom, and that a meaningful dialogue has to start between the descendants of Africa living in the Diaspora and those on the continent. We should be grateful to them for imagining Africa as a place of technological creativity and growth. Many young black people all over the world are watching this movie and this would define for them what Africa is and can be, the same way those racist and demeaning Tarzan films, which had Africans swinging from trees, formed the idea of Africa for many generations of African-Americans and other Americans in the last century. It is why many ignorant Americans ask you that irritating question of whether you live on trees in Africa. It is important that we, wherever we live as black people, stay woke. Many great things can happen when we all stay woke and work together.

Bunmi Fatoye-Matory was educated at the Universities of Ife and Ibadan, and Harvard University. She lives with her family in Durham, North Carolina. She is a Writer and Culture Advocate.

This piece was written by Bunmi Fatoye-Matory. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Black Panther And The Debt We Owe Black Americans

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Black Panther And The Debt We Owe Black Americans, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

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Customers swarmed Exotique, a boutique store in downtown Durham, North Carolina, last week. Exotique, owned by my friend Lola and her husband, sells beautiful African textiles, dresses, jewelry, art and other products from the continent. Lola’s husband is a senior anesthesiologist at the Duke University School of Medicine who travels all over Africa on medical missions, also bringing back gorgeous products for their store. Lola and her husband are alums of the University of Ibadan where she trained as a physical therapist, and he, as a doctor, in the great University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

This piece was written by Bunmi Fatoye-Matory. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

Exotique is a labour of love for the couple, their effort to establish an African presence in Durham. There is no better place to do commerce than downtown Durham, which is currently undergoing a renaissance with property value going up exponentially. The customers, all African-Americans, were in Exotique on this day to buy African outfits to celebrate the opening of Black Panther, an Afro-futuristic super-hero film based on the Marvel comics. They wanted to pay homage to Africa. With a black production team and a mostly black cast, a first in the movie industry here, this excellent film has now generated $700 million worldwide, and is projected to hit the elusive stratospheric billion-dollar mark soon, leaving competitors in the dust.

The Black Panther film is set in a fictitious African Kingdom called Wakanda. It is a wealthy, independent, and self-sufficient kingdom, where beautiful dark-skinned female warriors fiercely defend the kingdom, and the princess is a geek who creates the most awesome technology to power the kingdom, using their natural resource, Vibranium, not found anywhere else in the world. In this movie, African-Americans imagine Africa as a place of prosperity, a continent that could thrive through technological ingenuity, using its natural resources. They imagine Africa as a continent that engages the rest of the world on its own terms, and not a place to be plundered for its human and natural resources to develop other people’s lands. The young African-American director, Ryan Coogler, and the costume designer, Ruth Carter, Hollywood veterans, said they traveled around the continent and found inspiration in so many cultures in making this intelligent and awe-inspiring movie.

While African-Americans have this global vision of black life, many African immigrants in their thinking and assumptions, show a surprisingly lack of “wokeness”, a lack of social and political consciousness, about the relationship between Africans and African-Americans, and their collective position on the global stage. They do not seem to be aware of the huge debt we owe to African-Americans for our very presence in the United States, and for the environment they helped create for us to thrive and prosper. According to the U.S. Census, African immigrants are the most educated immigrant group in the United States.

Nigerians, especially, hold more advanced degrees than white Americans and, at four percent, hold more Ph.Ds in comparison to the one percent in the general U.S. population. None of this is surprising, giving the huge investment of Nigeria in education during the oil boom era. Nigeria expanded educational opportunities for many generations of Nigerians, with free education for people who studied at home and abroad. Even before the oil boom, the passion for education was so high in many parts of the country that people were willing to go to the ends of the earth to seek opportunities, the Golden Fleece, they called it in those days. Secondly, people who migrate are self-selected. Immigrants, according to research studies, are found to be some of the most driven people in the societies that they live in; and are hardly the norm. American immigration policy deliberated targeted the most skilled and educated in our societies. Also, the continent is so far to the United States that it takes considerable efforts and financial resources to emigrate, which many poor and uneducated people can simply not afford. Comparing these selected immigrants to the general African-American population is fraudulent. As clichés go, it’s like comparing apples and oranges.

In spite of this very high level of education, many Nigerian immigrants are uninformed about the history of their host country, why things are the way they are, the epic battle fought by African-Americans, whose ancestors were brought to the U.S. as enslaved people, and whose unpaid labour and skills, for centuries created the wealth that powered the industrialisation of this great country. Without this free African labour of ten generations, we won’t have the prosperous and powerful America we have today. After slavery was abolished, African-Americans in the milieu of Jim Crow laws (like Apartheid South Africa) came under extreme oppression, discrimination and physical violence by white people who established a racial caste that intended to see black America live in poverty and servitude in perpetuity. But these mighty people pushed back and fought for their rights and humanity. All legal and extra-legal structures were put in place to ensure that the humanity of black Americans was thoroughly subjugated: they could not own property, they could not vote, they could not live wherever they liked, there was violence perpetrated on their communities by racist police officers and some white citizens. In short, all rights and privileges given to white America were denied them, and they had no recourse to the Courts to seek redress. Until the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the eloquent leader of the Movement, but it was the work of thousands of African-Americans; men, women, and children who put their lives and livelihoods on the line, and who organised and challenge the inhumane system. Many paid dearly with their lives, but the freedom and opportunities gained after this struggle is what we (including other non-white immigrant groups) enjoy today. Their struggle led to the 1965 immigration policy, which opened the doors to Africans, Asians, and Middle-Easterners, to emigrate and contribute to the growth of the United States. Before this, the immigration policy only favoured European immigrants.

You would think African immigrants, more than any other group, would appreciate this important historical fact and be grateful to black Americans, but instead I see a lot we-are-better-than-them chest-thumping, willfully ignoring the monumental achievements of black Americans in medicine, law, the academia, literature, science, technology, arts, and sports. Their musical and linguistic culture is emulated all over the world. Their organising and political strategies are borrowed by other groups to agitate for rights and opportunities. The Women’s Movement in the United States, which opened the doors of opportunity for American women who are now leaders in every sphere, replicated the strategies of the Civil Rights Movement, invented by black people. Latin American immigrants, fighting for their rights, are also using the template from the Civil Rights Movement. Black Americans continue to bring glory to the United States in international sports competition. Even at the height of violent oppression in the United States in the 1930s, when a lesser people would have been completely paralysed, Jesse Owens, a black American, became the fastest man on earth in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, effectively destroying Hitler’s Nazi Aryan superiority ideology. The disciplined body of Jesse Owens did the work, but it was his clear vision and that of his community that showed a people who are unbowed by the injustices heaped on them. Hitler, humiliated by the fact staring him in the face, refused to shake Owens’ hand, as was due the fastest runner in the Olympics. Black America continues to produce excellent and brave people like this, unsung achievers and heroes, whose accomplishments are ignored or outright stolen to make others wealthy.

Many African immigrants succumb to the American ideology of casting black Americans as the “other”, a very unthinking and sad situation. Nigerian immigrants, especially, call them “akata”, a slur that is just as ugly as the “N” word, assuming the worst of characteristics about them. There is no doubt that some African-American communities are distressed and crime-ridden because of centuries of segregation and deprivation. But that is not the whole story of African-American life. I learnt, as a doctoral student in public policy, that for centuries every policy regarding all areas of life in the United States was crafted to exclude black Americans. If the competition was fair, even after slavery, African-Americans would be just as prosperous as white Americans today. We arrive in the United States to see the media representations of Africa as a place of corruption, wars, disease, famine and all human disasters. We chaff at these images, knowing that they are not true, and do not represent all of our realities. Those fleeing wars and disasters are miniscule in comparison to the general African immigrant population, but these are the images shown to the world routinely about our continent, either on television, film, or in print. We could process this as a form of media bias but we could not see that the same is being done to African-Americans; that the images we see constantly of the criminal element among them hardly represent most of black America. It is a construction.

There are a number of reasons why many African immigrants resort to this sort of thinking. On arriving in the United States, we experience the shock of being racialised. We suddenly encounter the oddity of our skin colour being the most salient factor in our identity. Our blackness which has been non-existent before emigrating becomes the only thing that matters to others, and blackness has been constructed in the most negative and destructive ways in the United States for centuries. To dissociate ourselves from the discrimination and maltreatment suffered by African-Americans, we join the band-wagon to badmouth and think less of them. It is short-sighted and self-defeating. In the global world constructed by Western imperialism for the last five hundred years, we have all been tribalised. What is Racism but Tribalism, with skin colour as the defining factor? The fact is that black people wherever we are in the world are joined at the hips. Even though it’s not of our own making, we have become a Tribe, the Black Tribe.

We owe African-American gratitude and respect for their courage, persistence, and ingenuity. We can show this by stop calling them derogatory names, and by acknowledging the hard work they did to make our emigration to the United States possible. Maybe we can repay this by creating a livable and prosperous Nigeria, a place of refuge and pride for them and us. Black Panther shows the depth, courage, artistry and sophistication of the African-Americans behind this movie. It shows the admirable wokeness of a people who could see large visions of black global life, who see Africa as a place of worth, beauty, power, and wisdom, and that a meaningful dialogue has to start between the descendants of Africa living in the Diaspora and those on the continent. We should be grateful to them for imagining Africa as a place of technological creativity and growth. Many young black people all over the world are watching this movie and this would define for them what Africa is and can be, the same way those racist and demeaning Tarzan films, which had Africans swinging from trees, formed the idea of Africa for many generations of African-Americans and other Americans in the last century. It is why many ignorant Americans ask you that irritating question of whether you live on trees in Africa. It is important that we, wherever we live as black people, stay woke. Many great things can happen when we all stay woke and work together.

Bunmi Fatoye-Matory was educated at the Universities of Ife and Ibadan, and Harvard University. She lives with her family in Durham, North Carolina. She is a Writer and Culture Advocate.

This piece was written by Bunmi Fatoye-Matory. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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#BBNaija 2018 Day 33: The Diary Sessions!

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Day 33 saw big brother have a no holds barred sessions with the #bbnaija housemates during the Diary Sessions, and emotions ranged from introspect and joy to tears and truth.

 

Big brother probed the #bbnaija Housemates and the reactions were very interesting, with three of the housamates; Nina, Angel and Ahneeka going to extreme levels.

Nina, who we all know doesn’t hold back during her Diary Session was literally actinh like she was seeing a psychologist. Nina burst into tears only five minutes after sitting down and Biggie had to come to her aid.

She was extremely frustrated over the Pepsi “Roc Da Mat” challenge, and this prompted Biggie to do a light meditation with her to clear her mind and he even told her to stop doubting herself.

Angel and Ahneeka on the other end of the scale were bundles of joy, as Angel fully admitted to his true feelings for Ahneeka and Ahneeka acted like a smitten school girl during her session and expressed mixed feelings over winning the Arena Games. She also admitted being physically attracted to Angel.

Tobi is a stand-up guy and he is always honest during his Diary Sessions but he was up tp his role as the head of house during the diary sessions. Basically he stated that he felt none of the relationships in the #bbnaija House were real, apart from Miracle and Nina’s.

He said everyone was just making strategic moves. He was also clear that he did have feelings for Cee-C but since seeing a different side to her, things have not been good for him.

One of the questions that Biggie asked all the #bbnaija Housemates during the sessions was if they felt any of the relationships in the House were real. Every single Housemate pointed to the fact that they felt Nina and Miracle really had true feelings for one another and everyone felt that their relationship would evolve beyond the House.

More so, another consistent fact that each #bbnaija Housemate expressed was their frustration towards the “Roc Da Mat” Challenge. Nina and Teddy A were the most distraught but BamBam also brought up how savage everyone had become all in the name of competition.

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Daily Roundup:Latest Football News Content Across Europe

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Spain

Barcelona will hand Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann the club’s No 7 jersey if he completes a switch to the Camp Nou in the summer. The Catalan club ensured Philippe Coutinho didn’t take the shirt number when moving from Liverpool in January. (AS)

Andres Iniesta has yet to commit his future to Barcelona for the 2018/19 season. The Spaniard has a ‘contract for life’ at the Camp Nou but has been offered mega-money deals from Chinese Super League sides. (AS)

Dani Ceballos’ future at Real Madrid is once again in doubt with Zinedine Zidane leaving the Liverpool transfer target out of his squad for the La Liga clash against Getafe. (AS)

Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan has revealed he almost joined Barcelona before moving to the Etihad Stadium. “I was very close to signing but, at the end, it didn’t happen. Now I am where I want to be and I am very happy.” (Marca)

Real Madrid have supposedly put a deal in place to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard in the summer. The Belgian has reportedly turned down a new deal with the Blues and wants to push through a move to the Bernabeu. Harry Kane also remains a Real Madrid transfer target and has been informed about Hazard’s alleged switch (Diario Gol)

Real Madrid have entered the race to sign Barcelona and Manchester United transfer target Alvaro Odriozola. The Real Sociedad right-back has a £36million release clause in his contract and is set to leave the Basque side this summer. (Diario Gol)

Italy

AC Milan star Giacomo Bonaventura could leave the club in the summer as there are “big offers on the table”, according to his agent Mino Raiola. The midfielder has a contract until 2020 but has been linked with Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea. (Rai Sport)

Marco Verratti may have come close to joining Barcelona last summer from PSG, but the Italian midfielder is now “untransferable” according to Mino Raiola. (Rai Sport)

Former Liverpool winger and now Milan star, Suso, has revealed he turned down an approach from City rivals Inter in the summer. “Over the summer, Inter did make me an offer. I don’t know what Milan told my agent, but I had a very clear idea of what I wanted: to stay here and renew my contract.” (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Napoli midfielder Allan is in talks over a new contract. The Brazilian has attracted interest from Premier League sides in the past but agent, Claudio Vagheggi, says the midfielder is settled in Naples and doesn’t believe there will be “any problems” over extending his deal. (Radio CRC)

Germany

Bayern Munich have sounded out Freiburg coach Christian Streich over succeeding Jupp Heynckes. The club would ideally like the 72-year-old to continue beyond the end of the current campaign but are assessing their options if Heynckes does return to retirement. (Bild)

Portugal

Liverpool have spoken to Napoli midfielder Jorginho’s representatives over a summer move to Anfield. The Brazilian-born Italian international has been key to the Partenopei’s title challenge this term but feels ready for a new challenge. The Reds also remain interested in Roma and Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson. (UOL Esporte)

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Okocha Has Been Inducted As A Bundesliga Legend

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Former Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder, Jay-Jay Okocha has been inducted as  one of the Bundesliga legends.

The Super Eagles legend joins former Ghana international, Anthony Baffoe in the 11-man legends network.

Okocha joined Frankfurt from FC Saarbrucken in December 1991, and went on to produce 13 assists and 18 goals, and several Bundesliga moments, before his move to Fenerbache in 1996, as Frankfurt were relegated.

In 1993, the 1996 Olympic Gold medalist produced a moment of brilliance, as he dribbled the whole Karlsruhe defence and Oliver Kahn, before he scored.

Okocha who announced retirement from the game in 2008 will join other legends in promoting the Bundesliga values and features in target markets which include Nigeria.

 

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Valverde Tells Griezmann To Save His Goals For Later

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Ernesto Valverde knows Antoine Griezmann will be a thorn in Barcelona’s side on Sunday, and would not be drawn into speculation over the Frenchman’s future.

Griezmann is currently enjoying a good goalscoring form, scoring a hattrick last weekend in the 5-2 win over Sevilla, before scoring all four goals in the 4-0 thumping of Leganes.

The France international has been continually linked with Barcelona, with Atletico lodging a complaint against the club at FIFA for how their player was been approached.

“Well I’d rather he saved his goals for another time,” Valverde said in response at his pre-match news conference.

“As for his future, I can’t tell you but he’s a player who’s in excellent form at the moment.

“Tomorrow he’s one of the strengths of the Atleitco Madrid team. We’re going to have to look after him very closely.”

Pressed again on whether he would like Griezmann at Barcelona next season, Valverde added: “Look, he’s a very good player. I have no doubt about that.

“He scored four goals the other day and three the time before.

“But I’m not going to talk about a player who plays for another team, especially one we are playing the next day. That would be improper.”

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Ilkay Gundogan Reveals He Rejected Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool To Sign For Manchester City In 2016

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Ilkay Gundogan has revealed he was close to moving to Barcelona, while he admits he turned down a move to Liverpool in favour of a transfer to Manchester City.

Ilkay Gundogan spent five years at Borussia Dortmund, where he worked under Jurgen Klopp, and was linked with several clubs before he ended up moving to City in 2016.

Discussing the options he had before he moved to the Etihad, he told Sport Arena Plus: “I was very close to signing for Barcelona but in the end it was not so. In any case now I am where I want [to be] and I am very happy.

“[Jurgen] Klopp wanted me. But I decided to go with [Pep] Guardiola, because he had the philosophy closest to my game. Klopp is like a father to me. Guardiola, a genius, a master. He is the best coach in the world.”

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Robert Lewandowski Must Focus On Bayern Munich- Jupp Heynckes

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Jupp Heynckes has urged Robert Lewandowski to focus on Bayern Munich amid fresh speculation linking the striker with Real Madrid.

The Poland international has reportedly been a target for Madrid since his time at Borussia Dortmund and it is claimed a move to the Bernabeu could materialise at the end of the season. But Heynckes says the 29-year-old must put such speculation to one side and concentrate on Bayern.

“Lewandowski must concentrate on Bayern,” he is quoted by Mundo Deportivo. “If we want to go far in the Champions League, it has to work in the offensive sector and it’s better not to be arguing about that (about a transfer).

“When you play at Bayern, you must be attentive to the maximum. I do not know if they are speculations or dreams, I do not have information about. But if you play at Bayern you cannot be distracted. There is no other club like Bayern.”

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Roberto Firmino Deserves A New Liverpool Contract- Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp has urged Roberto Firmino to extend his stay at Liverpool.

Klopp insisted that both the team and Roberto Firmino will benefit if he chooses to stay put in the long run, emphasising the Brazilian’s ongoing improvement under him.

“It is very important for both sides. I think everything we are doing, the way we play, the way we give him the opportunity constantly to play – he deserves that,” The Telegraph quotes Klopp as saying.

“He deserves that because his work rate is outstanding but it helped him a lot to step up. He became a different player here. Other teams can say, ‘Hmmm, he’s really good,’ but it is not sure they will play the same way and use him as a nine or a 10 or they’ll use him out on the wings.

“It is important to keep these players who are at a good age and when there is still space for improvement. There is no doubt we want to do that. You can imagine we try to do that. But they all have contracts. It’s not that their contracts are ending in the summer.”

Firmino has two years remaining on his current deal, but Klopp and Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are said to be ready to offer him a lucrative extension.

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Luka Modric: Real Madrid Star Charged With Perjury- Could Face Up To Five Years In Jail

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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric faces up to five years in jail after being charged with perjury.

Luka Modric was charged by Croatian prosecutors in connection with his testimony about former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic.

Zdravko Mamic has been charged with embezzlement and fraud.

Prosecutors allege Modric gave a false statement in June about his 2008 transfer from Dinamo to Tottenham Hotspur.

Modric said in court that there had been an agreement with Mamic to pay the club half of the €21m (£16.5m) contract.

Prosecutors claim there was no legal contract between the men.

Mamic, considered the most powerful person in Croatian football, is charged with taking an unspecified amount without telling tax authorities.

The Croatian Football Federation said it was standing by the captain of the national team “because we believe that in this process he will prove his innocence as well as groundlessness of the charges”.

Mamic is accused, along with his brother and two others, of embezzling €15m since 2008.

This is alleged to have been done using different player transfer deals from Dinamo to foreign clubs.

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Thailand Blames Nigeria For Collapse Of Its Rice Mills

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbeh, has disclosed that Thailand has accused Nigeria of being responsible for the collapse of its seven rice mills following the drastic fall in rice importation from the country.

Audu stated this on Friday at a meeting of the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) and leadership of the Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers of Nigeria (FEPSAN) held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

During the meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, the minister revealed that Thailand’s Ambassador to Nigeria made the “accusation’’ when he visited him in February.

According to the minister, the ambassador lamented that the collapse of the rice mills has increased the unemployment rate in his country from 1.2 per cent to 4 per cent.

His words: “Just like two weeks ago, the Ambassador of Thailand came to my office and said to me that we have really dealt with them.

“But I asked what did we do wrong and he said unemployment in Thailand was one of the lowest in the world, 1.2 per cent, it has gone up to four per cent because seven giant rice mills have shut down because Nigeria’s import has fallen by 95 per cent on rice alone.

“So, Mr President we thank you for the support and we thank all the agencies and those of you in the private sector for your resilience.’’

NAN reports that the minister, however, alerted the nation on what he described as alarming smuggling of fake fertilizer and rice along the western borders of the country.

He, therefore, called on the Federal Government to take drastic measures to check the trend as all previous diplomatic measures had failed to address the menace.

He continued: “But one last request Mr President, we have to take one strong measure against our neighbour to the West. The smuggling is really compromising our capacity on our result.

“Too much rice, too much fake fertilizer is still coming across the borders into this country in spite of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) we have with them they are not listening.

“Maybe if the Federal Government take one tough action, they will come and renegotiate the terms because good neighbourliness means reciprocity.

“We can’t be allowing them to survive at our own expense and I believe that we will do something about it.’’

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#BBNaija 2018 Day 33: Ahneeka Wins!

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The Friday Night Arena Games on Day 33 in the #bbnaija house was all about girl power with Ahneeka reigning supreme and Ifu Ennada coming in at close second after all the housemates battled it out for a chance to enjoy big brother’s rewards.

The Friday Night Arena Games have been male dominated ever since the beginning of the Double Wahala season, but that of day 33 was different as the ladies came out smoking. At first. It looked like Ifu Ennada was going to take the title for the first time in the #bbnaija house until Ahneeka came through with a bang!

She literally stunned everyone when she dusted the Arena Games in less than 2 minutes. None of the males in the #bbnaija house came close to her time and they all seemed happy to allow the females reign as winner for the first time in the house.

There has been a lot of tension in the #bbnaija House of late and tonight it was refreshing to see the Housemates cheering each other on and being super supportive of one another.

The Pepsi “Roc Da Mat” challenge definitely brought out some savage behaviour in many of the Housemates so their action at the friday night arena games tonight was very much a unifying experience all around.

Ahneeka has been sharpening her game a lot lately, her pairing with Angel has definitely proved to be beneficial as she has found a lot of confidence in herself and also started to plot and scheme alongside her partner in crime.

Her win on the night served as further proof and example that the pairing of Angel And Ahneeka are moving from strength to strength as a pair in the #bbnaija house. While it is evident that all the housemates are not resting on their horses, it was time for Ahneeka to shine and she made good use of it.

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Court Declares Post-UTME Tests Illegal In Nigeria’s Tertiary Institutions

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A Federal High Court, Abuja has declared the Post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) conducted by universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria as illegal.

The Guardian Newspaper quoted the court as saying on Friday that there was no extant law authorising the exercise.

The court further ruled that only the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) could conduct matriculation examinations and give admissions into tertiary institutions by virtue of section 5 (1) (2) of the JAMB Act.

In the judgment, delivered in the suit filed by the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) against JAMB, the Minister of Education and the National Universities Commission (NUC), Justice John Tsoho said that the defendants have no power to allow or direct tertiary institutions to conduct further screening of candidates after they had taken the UTME.

In 2017, JAMB had fixed a maximum cost for post-UTMEs across tertiary institutions.

The court however issued a perpetual injunction restraining all tertiary institutions in the country from conducting the Post-UTME or any other form of admission screening tests.

In opposing the suit, JAMB had argued that LEDAP had no locus standi to bring the action, but the court rejected the objection and held that a registered non-governmental organisation or an activist lawyer is allowed by law to pursue in court, the right of the largely ignorant members of the society.

LEDAP had submitted that Section 5 (1) (2) of the JAMB Act provides that the body should conduct matriculation examinations for admissions into all tertiary institutions after the UTME.

Subsection (2) (3) provides: “JAMB shall be responsible for determining matriculation requirements and conducting examinations leading to undergraduate admissions and also for admission to National Diploma and the Nigerian Certificate in Education courses.”

The plaintiff had submitted the suit since 2005 noting that tertiary institutions nationwide have been illegally conducting tests and screening candidates seeking admission in violation of section 5 (10) (2) of the JAMB Act.

The court agreed with the plaintiff and said the defendants have the responsibility to ensure compliance with the JAMB Act.

The court also said the imposition of the post-UTME on candidates seeking admission was illegal and unlawful.

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#BBNaija 2018 Day 33: A New And Different Nina

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One of the interesting #bbnaija housemates is Nina, who less than a week ago was sealed in her little multi-walled shell and it seemed only Miracle had access to her other side. She hardly ever spoke and even her diary sessions were made up of simple and direct responses to Big brother’s questions.

However, there is a turn aroumd in her attitude and viewers are beginning to see a totally different Nina in the #bbnaija house than the one we are used to.

From the onset, the rest of the #bbnaija Housemates perceived her as dull and without concrete opinions and just like her companion Miracle, to them, she was a mere shadow and nothing of a threat.

This idea of her was based on how everyone seemed to itch to talk and she just adopted the mute approach in the #bbnaija house. More so, it appeared her age factor played a huge role in her general demeanour.

During the nominations leading to the first Evictions of the season where four #bbnaija housemates later left the house, when asked about what motivated their nominations, the other Housemates labelled Nina and Miracle as the weakest link but to everyone’s dismay, they survived the chopping board.

When the reshuffle was introduced, Nina’s distress could be felt and seen by everyone. What seemed to make matters worse was the fact that her pairing with Teddy A was by default; which meant that she wasn’t anybody’s first choice, further proving just how useless they all thought she was.

Moreover, the fact that Miracle’s head of House victory shifted his attention from her to duties attached to the coveted title also went on to prove that she found it difficult to stand on her own, but all the #bbnaija housemates were wrong on this.

The pairing seems to have made her blossom. It appears that her partnership to Teddy A has fuelled her ability to be vocal about her dislikes, hence her defending herself from Cee-C’s bullying and straight up telling her to leave her alone.

The other #bbnaija Housemates also have a new found respect for her, so much so that she’s now part of the conversations and is actually heard and for the first time, was able to fully participate in a Task.

With immunity and a relatively active partner, Nina has blossomed so much so that her new found confidence and visible footprint in the game will surely raise more than a few surprises in the weeks to come.

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The Business Of Photography Conference Is Set To Change The Face Of Photography In Nigeria

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The Nigerian photography industry is about to take a new turn as all roads leads to the Business of Photography Conference at Landmark Event Center, Lagos on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

The Business of Photography Conference is aimed at bringing Photographers, photography manufacturing and servicing companies as well as photography retail businesses together under one roof to discuss, learn, exhibit, sell and buy everything photography. In recent times the need to efficiently monetize the photography industry and define its future as a major part of the current and future national revenue generation sector has become more important.

The conference seeks to address the evolution of the photography sector from a business perspective and discuss a way forward as a means of charting a proper course for the future.

It promises to be an exciting and engaging event as there are lots of activities planned for the day.

The 12hour event is set start at 9am and end at 9pm. The conference would feature five segments; the Opening, the Conversation (panel session), Break out time (master classes), Cocktails/Networking and Exhibition. During the conversation segment, attendees would have the opportunity to listen to and chat with award winning Nigerian photographers about the future of photography in Nigeria.

There would also be master classes where photographers learn certain set skills from the industry’s best hands. An exhibition area would also be set aside where attendees can buy and sell everything that has to do with photography.

The grand ambition is to establish ‘Business of Photography’ as an annually held gathering of photography stakeholders, with attendees including creatives, investors, equipment manufacturers, retailers and buyers of creative work.

To attend the event, register here: I want to attend BOPConference

For sponsorship and Exhibition enquires: roseline@businessofphotography.net

For Media enquiries: ydagency@yettyd.com

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#BBNaija 2018 Day 33: Food War Between Teddy A And Bambam

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It definitely isn’t easy living in a House such as the #bbnaija house with so many different personalities that jave habits that may be strange and different to the one you are used to.

The #bbnaija Housemates have a lot on their plates, but they all always seem to be eyeing each other’s plates to make sure that no one gets away with a lot of food, while others make do with very little.

In truth, the lovers in the #bbnaija house are no strangers to fights as they have at one time or the other waged war against themselves or people who tried to manipulate the food equation and divide their portions while in the Big Brother House.

On the morning of day 33, Teddy A went at Bambam for wanting an extra plate of food while she hadn’t finished the one served last night. He felt that this was selfish and equivalent to cheating the system. She tried to defend her honour by explaining that the morning’s share was rightfully hers and therefore wasn’t trying to cheat anyone of a meal.

Teddy A seemed to be very passionate about the issue, as he went on and on, insisting she was wrong. Miracle and Tobi also made a few remarks about people eating multiple plates of food in one go.

This however, is not the first time the #bbnaija Housemates raise their voices at each because of food. During the two weeks of hunger due to two consecutive Wager losses, there were ugly exchanges and almost physical duels between them.

The hunger games were so rough that some of the #bbnaija housemates verbally pinned each other down for issues that was way out of the food context.

Asides personal differences and strategic clashes, food seems to be the number one cause of huffing, puffing and almost blowing each other down, even with enough food to feed more of them in the #bbnaija house.

To put in plain terms, there are some of the #bbnaija Housemates that feel entitled to having more food than other and there are those that feel the need to count the grains of rice on each plate to ensure that they aren’t cheated.

This cant help us, but wonder what will happen should they lose a 100% wager and have to tighten their belts.

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Morning

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  • Arsene Wenger has lost the support of the Arsenal board after back-to-back defeats to Manchester City.
  • The Football League fixture schedule is set to be decimated by freezing conditions on Saturday.
  • Alan Pardew is one game away from the sack as West Brom boss amidst a dressing-room mutiny.
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger held a rare dressing-room inquest in the aftermath of Thursday’s humiliating loss to Manchester City.
  • Jack Butland has begged Gareth Southgate to tell him whether or not he is England No 1.
  • Alan Pardew has held clear-the-air talks with Chris Brunt following their dressing room bust-up.
  • Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will only buy ‘one or two’ players this summer.
  • Everton boss Sam Allardyce insists Michael Keane will rediscover his England form.
  • Roberto Firmino should extend his Liverpool contract for the good of the club, says Jurgen Klopp.
  • Arsene Wenger has told his Arsenal players their futures at the club are on the line.
  • What the boo

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Rick Ross Suffers Heart Attack, Placed On Life Support Machine

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Reports have it that, rapper, Rick Ross has been hospitalized at Mima-area hospital after suffering a heart attack.

TMZ reports that the rapper who is currently getting treatment in the cardiatric unit was connected to a machine that is performing his heart and lungs functions.

A close source told TMZ that the procedure is described as ECMO, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. It’s a technique used to oxygenate his blood outside of his body, before it’s pumped back into his body.

However, MMG rapper Fat Trel who is signed to Rick Ross’ label debunk the report that he is on life support.

“JUS TALKED 2 MY BIG HOMIE… HE GOOD… HE IN DA HOSPITAL BUT HE IS NOT ON “LIFE SUPPORT” … HE GOOD,” Trel wrote.

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#BBNaija 2018 Day 33: Food War Between Teddy A And Bambam

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It definitely isn’t easy living in a House such as the #bbnaija house with so many different personalities that jave habits that may be strange and different to the one you are used to.

The #bbnaija Housemates have a lot on their plates, but they all always seem to be eyeing each other’s plates to make sure that no one gets away with a lot of food, while others make do with very little.

In truth, the lovers in the #bbnaija house are no strangers to fights as they have at one time or the other waged war against themselves or people who tried to manipulate the food equation and divide their portions while in the Big Brother House.

On the morning of day 33, Teddy A went at Bambam for wanting an extra plate of food while she hadn’t finished the one served last night. He felt that this was selfish and equivalent to cheating the system. She tried to defend her honour by explaining that the morning’s share was rightfully hers and therefore wasn’t trying to cheat anyone of a meal.

Teddy A seemed to be very passionate about the issue, as he went on and on, insisting she was wrong. Miracle and Tobi also made a few remarks about people eating multiple plates of food in one go.

This however, is not the first time the #bbnaija Housemates raise their voices at each because of food. During the two weeks of hunger due to two consecutive Wager losses, there were ugly exchanges and almost physical duels between them.

The hunger games were so rough that some of the #bbnaija housemates verbally pinned each other down for issues that was way out of the food context.

Asides personal differences and strategic clashes, food seems to be the number one cause of huffing, puffing and almost blowing each other down, even with enough food to feed more of them in the #bbnaija house.

To put in plain terms, there are some of the #bbnaija Housemates that feel entitled to having more food than other and there are those that feel the need to count the grains of rice on each plate to ensure that they aren’t cheated.

This cant help us, but wonder what will happen should they lose a 100% wager and have to tighten their belts.

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